I have enjoyed seeing the return of record players and vinyl in the bins at the local record store and I think I know why. It is good to see something return that had been previously replaced and considered no longer necessary. As a man riding a vector into old age this thought is a comfort to me.
I remember reading the Johhny Cash autobiography that came out in the late 90's where he shared in detail how his career had tanked and he had become something of an old newspaper in the Nashville circles he used to own. This was an extremely hard time for him as a man who loved to be loved but also a completely necessary passage to go through to come to the other side into the next half of his career that some would say was season of his greatest work. By the way, thanks to Rick Rubin who was there to help the old man get back on his horse.
Unless a seed dies in the ground you don't get the flower. This is still true and death still has feels shitty but knowing it isn't final is a comfort. By the way do you know where I can find a good turntable that won't cost and arm and a leg?